Seoul, South Korea - Kyung Hee University
Kyung Hee University
has a comprehensive education system encompassing all grades from Kindergarten to Graduate school. KHU celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2009 and moving into the future, KHU is concentrated on its efforts to strengthen its core capacity in the fields of education, internationalization, research, and university management. Kyung Hee University’s motto is “Democratization of School, Ideas, and Living;” striving to bridge cultural and social gaps by promoting mutual understanding and prosperity. With this purpose in mind, KHU encourages frequent exchanges with sister schools overseas to facilitate the exchange of ideas. Mirroring it’s emphasis on international relations, KHU excels in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Economics, International Business and Trade, The Arts, Music, and International Area Studies. KHU is composed of three campuses: Global, Seoul, and Kwangnung. Seoul Campus is composed of fifteen colleges and Global Campus has nine. Both offer excellent libraries and other student facilities. The graduate School of Pan-Pacific Studies (GSP) is a competitive academic program offering scholarships for eligible students.
To apply for the Exchange Program:
- Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact Nicole.Brennan@umb.edu so you know what you can expect in aid for the program.
- Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom).
- Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to KHU. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through KHU directly: https://www.khu.ac.kr/eng/sub/tab.do?MENU_SEQ=1000717
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf
Courses taught in English are offered in a variety of Departments in The Colleges of Law, Politics & Economics, Hotel & Tourism Management, Humanities, Business Administration, and Sciences. Courses within the department of Management (English Track-Seoul Campus), Hospitality Management (English Track-Seoul Campus), and International Studies (Global Campus) are taught in English.
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester - March - June
University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary. However, some knowledge of Korean would insure the maximum benefit of this study abroad program.
Nominated students must submit the following forms to the UMass Boston Office of Global Programs:
1. Online personal information form
2. Application Form for Exchange Students
3. Official Academic Transcript (English)
4. Certificate of Enrollment (English)
5. Study Plan Outline (English or Korean)
6. 2 Photographs (facing front, no hats): 3cmX4cm
7. Copy of Passport
8. Notification of Travel Arrangements
10. Application for Admission to Dormitory
sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details.
Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here
The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website: https://finaid.umb.edu/
There are several options for on campus and off campus housing.
You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel.
Students who are citizens of the U.S. and will be in South Korea for more than 90 days must obtain a D-2 Student Visa from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea.
For more information visit the Boston Consulate website
Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:
Download: Korea, South Country Information and Visas.pdf
Pre-decision Phase Instructions:
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions:
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.